Technology in the Classroom (K-12)


*This course’s focus is technology implementation and technology leadership. See our Integrating Technology course for the exploration of technology related apps, software and programs for educators to use in the classroom.

Sonny Magana’s T3 Framework presented in his book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, explores why schools have unexpectedly obtained underwhelming results after large scale implementation of technologies in the past decade. His conclusion is that schools (and teachers) default to using technology at “Translational” levels. To achieve better results, he advocates for higher level uses of technology. To do this, Magana presents a framework, aimed at teachers, to help identify, categorize and plan student learning with technology.

The T3 Framework categorizes technology use into three distinct levels: Translational, Transformational and Transcendent. The book explores technology uses within each level and gives examples of how the T3 framework can help teachers implement technology effectively.

Educators taking this course, through reading and research, will explore how technology can best benefit student learning. Educators will also investigate special topics and integrate new learning into their teaching environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours. It is a graduate level course and intended for K-12 educators who have completed a bachelor’s degree. It is recommended that you receive board or district approval before registering with TPAI.

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*You are responsible for purchasing your own course book.